The China Post
Date: July 21, 2017
By: The China Post
TAIPEI, Taiwan — With a religious group gearing up to take to the streets, the central
government scrambled Thursday to rebut a rumor that it wanted to prohibit the use of incense.
The Ministry of the Interior said Thursday that there were no plans to prohibit the use of incense, the burning of joss paper or the practice of other religious customs.
Religious groups, in response to a rumor of the ban circulating online, had said they would congregate on Ketagalan Boulevard on Sunday to protest the government’s disrespect for their rites.
At the Democratic Progressive Party headquarters on Wednesday, President Tsai Ing-wen had reportedly censured the Ministry of the Interior for failing to deny the claim.